BME ​Seminars

Seminars are in Whitaker Hall, Room 218 and are scheduled for a 10:10 a.m. start, unless otherwise noted.​

Past Seminars

Spring 2017 Seminars - Tuesdays & Thursdays

January 19, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Nandan Nerurkar
Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Title: Molecular Control of Physical Forces during Morphogenesis of the Vertebrate Gut
Focus Area: Regenerative Engineering in Medicine and/or Biomechanics

January 24, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Marjan Rafat
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Radiation Physics
Stanford Medicine
Title: Deconstructing the Tumor and Tissue Microenvironment
Focus Area: Biomaterials; Tumor Microenvironment

January 26, 2016

BME Faculty Candidate
Michael Vahey
Postdoctoral Fellow
University California, Berkeley
Title: Catching the Flu in the Act: Quantifying Influenza A Virus Assembly and Organization using Multispectral Viral Strains
Focus Area: Molecular & Cellular Systems Engineering

January 31, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Erik Dreaden
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: A Tale of Two Particles: Engineering Rational Combination Therapies against Metastatic Tumors
Focus Area: Cancer Technologies

February 2, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Nathaniel Huebsch
Senior Scientist
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Harnessing Mechanobiology to create better Disease Models and Therapies from Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Focus Area: Stem Cells and Biomaterials

February 9, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Christopher Nelson
Postdoctoral Scholar
Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Title: Delivery of Genome Engineering Technologies for Precision Gene Therapy
Focus Area: Genome Engineering

February 14, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Eduardo Reátegui
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital /
Harvard Medical School

Title: Microfluidic Liquid Biopsy: seeking Particles Large and Small in Cancer Patient Blood
Focus Area: Cancer Technologies

February 16, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate - Imaging
Raiyan Zaman
Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford Medicine
Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications
Focus Area:
Biomedical/Biological Quantitative Molecular Imaging

February 21, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Erica Jung
Postdoctoral Associate
Synthetic Neurobiology Lab at the Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: High-speed neural imaging with a genetically encoded voltage sensor
Focus Area: Neural Engineering

CANCELED - February 23, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Thomas Gaj
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Therapeutic Genome Editing using CRISPR-Cas9
Focus Area: Molecular & Cellular Systems Engineering

February 28, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Michael Mitchell
Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Fellow
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Engineering Blood and Marrow for Cancer Therapy
Focus Area: Cancer Technologies

March 2, 2016

BME Faculty Candidate
Associate Research Scientist
Institute of Systems Biology
Yale University
Title: The Stag Hunt Game in Cancer: How Cells Cooperate Within Cancer Populations and Stroma to Divide and Conquer
Focus Area: Cancer Metastasis, Intercellular Communication, Integrative Biology

March 9, 2016

BME Faculty Candidate - Imaging Search
Abhinav K. Jha
Johns Hopkins University
Title: Objective Assessment of Image Quality-based Techniques to Advance Technologies for Quantitative Medical Imaging
Focus Area: Computational imaging, imaging informatics

March 23, 2017

Yoram Rudy
The Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor
Title: Noninvasive Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias in the Intact Human Heart: Selected Examples
Focus Area: Cardiovascular Engineering

March 28, 2017

Paul Wiseman
Professor of Physics & Chemistry
Otto Maass Chair in Chemistry
McGill University
Title: Mesoscale Regulation of Podosome Turnover in Human Dendritic Cells Revealed with Image Correlation Methods
Focus Area: Biomedical and Biological Imaging
Host: Dr. Steve George

March 30, 2017

Leslie M. Loew
Cell Biology and Computer Science & Engineering
University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Engineering
Title: Signaling to the Actin Cytoskeleton
Virtual Cell (V-Cell) demonstration to follow in Whitaker 318.
Focus Area: Cell Biophysics
Host: Drs. Kristen Naegle and Jonathan Silva

April 13, 2017 in Whitaker 100

co-sponsored by The Institute for Informatics

Andrea Califano
Chair, Systems Biology
Professor, Chemical & Systems Biology
Columbia University
Title: Addressing the Precision Deficit Disorder: leveraging Genomic Data and Models in the Post-mutational Era
Focus Area: Systems biology, cancer, neurodegeneration
Host: Drs. Kristen Naegle & Philip Payne

April 20, 2017

Michel M. Maharbiz
Electrical Engineering
University of California - Berkeley
Title: Recent Advances in Neural Dust, a Platform for Peripheral and Central Nervous System Recording
Focus Area: Biosystems & Computational Biology
Host: Dr. Barani Raman

April 28, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Karin Wang
Research Fellow
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard University School of Public Health

Title: Mechanobiology of Breast Tumorigenesis

Host: Prof. Lori Setton

April 27, 2017

David Eliezer
Weill Cornell Medical College
Title: Alpha-synuclein, Tau and Complexin: Disordered Proteins in Neurodegeneration and Neurotransmission
Focus Area: Disease-related proteins
Host: Prof. Jan Bieschke